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Southland Staff

Come meet the leadership team here at Southland Baptist Church.

Meet our leadership

Say hello to the leadership team here at Southland. Got questions for the staff or leadership team at Southland? Contact us by clicking here.

Chris Curran - Pastor

Chris Curran was called to Pastor Southland Baptist Church in March 2018. Before ministering at Southland, Chris served churches in Katy, Hearne, Houston, Sugar Land. Chris and his wife, Brooke have two daughters: Carly and Allie. 


B.B.A., Baylor University

M. Div., George W. Truett Theological Seminary

DMin., Logsdon Seminary

Jill Fulghum - Pastor

Jill Fulghum has been ministering at Southland since April of 1991. She has served as the Youth Minister, Minister of Education, and now as Associate Pastor. She has a deep love for the church and for seeing people connect to God's work in the world. Jill has an incredible son named Will.


B.S., Sam Houston State University

M.A., Southwestern Seminary

Dr. Tim Lyles - Worship Minister

Tim Lyles has been at Southland since August of 2011. Before ministering at Southland, Tim served churches in San Marcos, Seminole, Mertens, and Clifton, Texas. Tim enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, and rooting for the Baylor Bears.


B.A., Baylor University

M.Div., D.Min., Truett Seminary at Baylor University

Travis Garcia - Student Minister

Travis Garcia joined the Southland leadership team in 2018. Travis is passionate about seeing students interact with the Gospel and helping them discover the identity in Christ! Travis is married to Erin, and they enjoy life with their awesome child Jacob!


B.A., Howard Payne University

M.A.(In progress), Howard Payne University

Janet Abernathy - Children's Minister

Janet Abernathy joined the Southland leadership team in 2010. She has a passion for children and their families, Vacation Bible School, and Kid's Camp. Janet is married to Bryan, and they enjoy life with their five beautiful children, Kaden, Mary-Kate, Everly, Pippa, and Brighton.


B.A., Angelo State University

M.A., Dallas Baptist University

Annette Strange - Financial Administrator

Annette Strange joined the Southland team in February 2020. She has 17 years of experience working in churches. Annette loves the mountains, hiking, and being a mother.

Lisa Dillard - Administrative Assistant to Minister of Music

Lisa Dillard joined the staff of Southland in April 2009. She graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Science. She has had 18 years of experience as a church secretary. Lisa is married to Jackie, and they have two sons, Kyle and Austen, and one grandson, Leon.

Becky Ethington - Administrative Assistant to Pastor

Becky Ethington joined the staff of Southland in September 1994. Becky has been with Southland for 27 years. She’s a proud mother and grandma. Becky loves to do yard work and watch her grandsons play sports.

Stephanie McLane - CDC Director

Stephanie McLane just joined the Southland Staff to run our Child Development Center.

Nicole Meek - Communications Coordinator

Nicole Meek joined the Southland staff June 2021. She is a recent graduate of Angelo State University with a major in MIS. Nicole is engaged to be married to Lucas in September.